Microsoft Word has been the staple word processing software for a generation of PC users. More professional than Wordpad or Notepad, the most important thing about Word was really just that it was always THERE.
Not so much these days, with Microsoft Office subscriptions replacing pre-installed, never-expire versions of the Office suite. Like many people, I let the software trial end of its own accord after I bought my new laptop and simply switched to the online version of Word, accessible through OneDrive. No probs.
Except that yes, there were some probs. But I didn't notice at first.
The setup is pretty great, actually. When you create a Word document (or Excel, or PowerPoint, etc.) online, the file becomes instantly accessible both online AND offline, through your OneDrive folder. That's cool. Like a Dropbox copy without the hassle. And of course there's the best feature of all: unpaid access.
So online Word grew on me. I've been using it for at least six months without much of an issue--but this week, I think every flaw in the system introduced itself to me at once.
Here's what you're going to face with the online version of Word:
In conclusion, I went ahead and paid the damn subscription fee. It's actually really affordable, and now I can create videos from my PowerPoint presentations.